Lord Botetourt FFA members compete in public speaking contests

On March 5, Faith Settle and Reagan Hall, two members from the Lord Botetourt FFA chapter, each competed in their respective public speaking contests at Read Mountain Middle School.

Reagan Hall (left) and Faith Settle (right)
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Settle competed in senior prepared public speaking, which is a contest that requires a six to eight-minute speech about a current agriculture related topic and present in front of a panel of judges. She answered questions about her speech and was judged on content, delivery and composition of the speech. Her speech is titled “The Negative Image of Agriculture and How to Fix it.”

Hall represented Lord Botetourt FFA in Extemporaneous public speaking. This contest requires that participants draw from 12 agriculture related topics and pick one of interest. They have 30 minutes to write a four to six-minute speech using five resources. Once she presents her speech she has to answer several questions about her speech and the topic that she chose. Her selected topic was “How can we accelerate the adoption of technology, such as drones, VRT, nutrients application and yield mapping in the older generations?”

Both girls will be moving on to the area contest in Chatham in April.